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Welcome to Building Blocks 3 Days School

Benefits

Them find more than one language!

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Mission

Mission is to combine the very best child care within a Christian-based, developmentally appropriate Spanish immersion program

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Forms

Forms required to start to school

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Why Choose Us

Mission

Building Blocks Day School’s mission is to combine the very best child care within a Christian-based, developmentally appropriate Spanish immersion program, while instilling within each child a love for learning. We respect the fact that children have a variety of strengths. Our program helps them grow in their individual strengths through hands on, enjoyable, meaningful, enriching activities and experiences. We provide that environment which allow each student a caring classroom, promoting cultural values and diversity which will allow an easier transition into kindergarten. Additionally, we enjoy working collaboratively with parents and teachers to realize our students’ potential. Our goal is to have our children reflect the self-confidence as they are guided and encouraged to explore and construct their own knowledge. We look forward working closely with our families to provide an integrated, comprehensive and family centered approach to learning where our children will reflect respect, independence, high self-esteem, kindness, and love.

Curriculum

Building Blocks Day School follows a developmental approach to curriculum. Developmental appropriateness encompasses (1) age appropriateness – knowledge of typical developmental stages and (2) individual appropriateness – seeing each child as an individual.

In the book, Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children From Birth Through Age 8¹, the National Association for the Education of Young Children states: “A developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children is planned to be appropriate for the age span of the children within the group and is implemented with attention to the different needs, interests, and developmental levels of those individual children.” This approach to curriculum is further outlined whereas:

 

A. Developmentally appropriate curriculum provides for all areas of a child’s development: physical, emotional, social, and cognitive through an integrated approach.

B. Appropriate curriculum planning is based on teachers’ observations and recordings of each child’s special interests and developmental progress.

C. Curriculum planning emphasizes learning as an interactive process. Teachers prepare the environment for children to learn through active exploration and interaction with adults, other children, and materials.

D. Learning activities and materials should be concrete, real, and relevant to the lives of young children.

E. Programs provide for a wider range of developmental interests and abilities than the chronological age range of the group would suggest.

F. Teachers provide a variety of activities and materials: teachers increase the difficulty, complexity, and challenge of an activity as children are involved with it and as children develop understanding and skills.

G. Adults provide opportunities for children to choose from among a variety of activities, materials, and equipment; and time to explore through active involvement.

H. Spanish immersion, English and American Sign Language program.

 

Reference:

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, NAEYC by Sue Bredekamp and Carol Copple, Editors

Benefits of Early Foreign Language Exposure

The ability to learn a language is, they say, part of the “software” we’re born with, running in slightly different ways based on specific data inputs. This “program” is called “universal grammar,” and it explains how children can learn so quickly despite being surrounded by unfamiliar sounds, many of which aren’t even part of language!”

 

Even in the womb a baby can begin to pick up on the rhythm and cadence of speech—what linguists (and poets) call prosody. As Dr. Yang a linguist who teaches at the University of Pennsylvania suggests, hum a sentence in English and then one in Spanish. There are broad distinctions between the patterns of stress and how long you hold different syllables between these languages. Scientists have proven that even newborns are sensitive enough to these differences to notice when a speaker switches from one language to another. From the get-go, babies use prosody to pull speech out of “the acoustic mess that conceals consonants, vowels, and words”.

 

If the most critical step of language learning for a child is the process of finding the language—of picking its words and sounds and rhythms out from all the “acoustic mess” around them—then help them find more than one language! This won’t mix them up anymore than playing Radio-head and Rachmaninoff will leave them later incapable of telling rock from classical. The astonishing truth is “children are infinitely better at learning languages than we are”.

 

It really seems that earlier is better because earlier is easier.

 

Reference

The Infinite Gift: How Children Learn and Unlearn the Languages of the World by Dr. Charles Yang

Tuition

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Forms

Forms required to start school:

 

• Student Registration Packet (All Forms)

 

• Parent Hand Book 2019

This packet contains all of the registration forms in a single PDF file.

 

The following forms may be re-submitted at any time, as needed:

 

• Pickup Permission Form

• Medical Authorization Form (For Prescription and Non-prescription Medications)

• Non-Prescription OTC Skin Products Form

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Contact Info

10706 Vandor Ln

Manassas VA 20109

(703) 331-3100

info@bbd3school.com

The family Building Blocks Day School has more than 14 + years of experience in an early childhood education. Our program includes children from 2 months to 5 years old, by providing a loving atmosphere designed to meet each child’s individual needs.

We are located in Manassas, Virginia; this school is our third location. We offer a quality preschool and childcare program for working parents. Each day, the children are growing and learning through a variety of enriching, engaging, and developmentally appropriate experiences.

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